Living backwards

“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you love to do, in order to have what you want.”
— Margaret Young
Money can buy happiness to a point, in the context that money can bring opportunities. But the fundamental things, the things that truly make us happy, can’t be purchased. You can’t buy your real friends, can’t make your family love you because of money or items. Acquiring objects, while it can superficially relieve loneliness or unhappiness for a moment, doesn’t really make you happy. That perfect chair won’t make you laugh, the rug wont give you a shoulder to cry on when you’re down.
Finding true happiness makes you look inside and truly think about what you need and love on a fundamental level.


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